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Hamilton 2022

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With the downtown core bursting with new and expanded spaces to host your group, more than 1,500 hotel rooms are available throughout the city, with an additional 400 being added in the coming years. Conference attendees, sports teams, offi cials and fans will feel right at home, while onsite amenities will guarantee that they're ready for that big game or important meeting. In the city's west end, world-renowned McMaster University provides budget-conscious accommodation options (May to October 1,000 bed hotel and convention operation) with three hotel-quality suites available, as well as a luxurious executive-style home adjacent to campus for leadership meetings, retreats and events. McMaster's world-class training facilities also make it an ideal athletes' village for sporting events. Other post-secondary institutions offering accommodations are Mohawk College and Redeemer University College. On the Hamilton 'mountain,' the part of the city that sits atop the Niagara Escarpment, the C Hotel by Carmen's, BWP Collection offers unparalleled luxury, C Hotel by Carmen's Staybridge Suites Hamilton-Downtown Sheraton Hamilton Hotel Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's You've heard the buzz—now it's time to give this dynamic city a f resh look. A bustling metropolis between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Ont., has the resources to wow your delegates and ensure successful gatherings with an exciting downtown revitalization project, world-class conference and sporting venues and one-of-a-kind event spaces and attractions. HAMILTON: Carmen's Group, a leading hospitality and entertainment brand in Hamilton, owns and operates many of the city's most celebrated venues, including Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's, C Hotel by Carmen's, BWP Collection and Carmen's Banquet Centre. "Our various meeting and convention facilities include personalized service experiences and customized solutions for every organizer, in facilities that provide world-class cuisine and outstanding amenities," says PJ Mercanti, HUPEG president and CEO of Carmen's Group. "We also offer indoor and outdoor spaces, with onsite audio- visual capabilities that allow for hybrid and virtual events." Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's is the city's largest event venue, with 80,000 sq. ft. of fl exible space that includes two distinct trade-show fl oors, 22 meeting rooms, a terrace with stunning skyline views and endless possibilities for gatherings of up to 2,000. Its premier downtown location is walking distance to world-class hotels and countless dining and entertainment options. A $500-million development plan by Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG), expected to commence in early 2023, will bring a renewed vitality to the downtown cultural and entertainment district, with signifi cant renovations to the FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum), FirstOntario Concert Hall and Hamilton Convention Centre. A premier 17,500-seat multi- purpose arena, FirstOntario Centre can host a variety of events, f rom live stage and professional and amateur sporting events to conventions and consumer trade shows, offering 90,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. Take a look at us now PHOTO: CARMEN'S GROUP PHOTO: TOURISM HAMILTON PHOTO: SHERATON HAMILTON HOTEL

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